This year’s pantomime at the New Wimbledon theatre is Cinderella, a dazzling spectacular extravaganza and a great idea for something to do at Christmas in London. Wimbledon’s 2023 pantomime presents Cinderella, featuring an all-star cast headlined by Craig Revel Horwood as the fabulous Wicked Stepmother. For those seeking a spectacular pantomime experience in London this year, Cinderella stands as an absolute triumph! The Cinderella Pantomime at New Wimbledon Theatre see’s dazzling costumes, magical snowfall, fireworks, and captivating flying horses drawing enchanting coaches.
Come to the village of Wimbledon and Hardup hall for a ball of a time and all the fun of the Panto.
Stars of Cinderella Pantomime 2023
The star-studded cast showcases a range of talented performers who skillfully engage the audience. The very humorous comedian and magician Pete Firman portrays Buttons, while the talented Daniel Norford takes on the role of Dandini. The rest of the spectacular lineup features Alison Jiear as the Fairy Godmother, alongside Leanne Jones and Catherine Morris portraying the Ugly Sisters.
The full cast also include the Talented Solomon Day as Prince Charming and Cassie Compton as Cinderella with an ensemble of performers who trained at the likes of Wilkes Academy and Laines theatre arts.
Everything you need to know about the Cinderella Pantomime Review New Wimbledon 2023, Starring Craig Revel Horwood
“This year’s Cinderella pantomime delivers an enchanting spectacle. From the dazzling costumes to the captivating performances, it’s a delightful treat for all ages. With a seamless blend of humor and heartwarming moments, this production beautifully brings to life the timeless tale of Cinderella, leaving the audience spellbound and thoroughly entertained.
My Review on Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theatre
Upon entering the auditorium, the glimmering shoes lighting up the ceiling and the sparkling Cinderella backdrop set the magical tone. The cast, featuring a delightful mix of characters, added to the excitement, especially with Craig Revel Horwood’s arrival accompanied by the theme tune from Strictly Come Dancing, instantly setting a playful mood.
Buttons’ flawless and funny execution of endless magic tricks between scenes were extremely clever and kept all of the kids entertained. I personally loved the comical spat between Buttons, Prince Charming and Cinderella falling over the wall which had us in stitches.
With dancing pumpkins and dancing polar bears tapping away with added flashes of pyrotechnics, this pantomime had all the essential elements. It struck the right balance of slapstick humor and clever comments, suitable for both children and adults, bringing laughter and smiles.
For me the Stand out performances were from the Baroness and Buttons. Notably, Baroness Demonca Hardup’s dance-off with Buttons, featuring the Merengue and Macarena, had the audience in laughter even throughout the interval.
The performance also featured numerous magical moments. While there is no actual transformation scene in the Hardup hall kitchen with the pumpkins changing to a coach you are taken aback with the most amazing follow on scene. The coach arrives driven by buttons and it literally glides above the audience like the Delorean in Back to the Future. So with flying horses and a floating carriage, finishing in a breathtaking snowfall it is truly an ideal Christmas pantomime.”
The Full Cast, Dates and Running time of Cinderella Pantomime
The full cast of Cinderella Pantomine at the New Wimbledon London 2023:
- BUTTONS: PETE FIRMAN
- BARONESS: DEMONICA HARDUP CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD
- FAIRY GODMOTHER: ALISON JIEAR
- DANDINI: DANIEL NORFORD
- CLAUDIA: LEANNE JONES
- TESS: CATHERINE MORRIS
- PRINCE CHARMING: SOLOMON DAVY
- CINDERELLA: CASSIE COMPTON
- ELLIE GILMOUR
- BAILEY JOHNSON
- ZARA LIU
- CHLOE MacGREGOR
- KAI SCANLAN
- ANGUS SIMPSON
- JACOB SMITH
- AMELIE VARENNES-COOKE
Dates: 8th of December to 7th January
Time is running out to see the Cinderella Pantomime at New Wimbledon Theatre. You can secure the last few tickets for this magical Cinderella show up until the 7th of January 2024 at ATG tickets now. The running time of Cinderella the Pantomime is 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval.
Address: New Wimbledon Theatre, London